the loop

Central Downtown

Best For: High Rise Lovers, Shoppers, Live at the Office Types, High-End Restaurant Goers

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About The Loop

Named for the El tracks that encircle the heart of downtown, The Loop extends throughout downtown, putting you in the heart of the action. Michigan Avenue, Steak Houses, the Riverwalk, and much more - it’s all right at your fingertips. As is, for many, the office - making the commute to the office quite nice.

Loud and bustling during the week, The Loop ironically quiets over the weekend, making it a bit easier for those living in it’s high rises to navigate Maggie Daley Park, get over to Pritzker Pavilion for a concert, or catch the bus to the United Center for a Bulls or Hawks game.

High rise rents can be pricey given it’s proximity but often come fully loaded with many onsite amenities, much like the rest of loop. If you’re looking for a quick walk to the office or convenient shopping and are okay with the fast paced noise of downtown, The Loop may be a great option.

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Living in The Loop

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Living in Loop

See what it's like to live in the Loop neighborhood of Chicago with reviews and statistics on crime, real estate, and cost of living.

The Loop Chicago - Curbed Chicago

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Eating in The Loop

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The Loop Chicago - Eater Chicago

Food news and dining guides for Chicago.

The 10 Best Places near The Loop, Chicago, IL - Yelp

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